What is Stroke Risk Reduction?

Stroke risk reduction involves awareness and prevention of strokes before they happen. A stroke occurs when blood supply to the brain is cut off, either due a blockage or hemorrhage, and can cause brain damage or death. Previous stroke events, high blood pressure, atrial fibrillation, and diabetes are all risk factors. Aspirin and anticoagulant drugs can help reduce risk.

Emergency medical treatment is needed for a stroke as soon as possible. If you believe you or someone else may be experiencing a stroke, call 911 immediately. Some drug treatments for stroke prevention include anticoagulants (Pradaxa, Eliquis), antiplatelet / NSAID combinations (Aggrenox), and antiplatelet drugs (Plavix).

Savings Tips for Stroke Risk Reduction

  • Top 10 New Drugs of 2015

    November 16, 2015

    Pharmaceutical manufacturers released a number of new prescription drugs in 2015. Some of these new drugs are truly lifesavers . . . and some aren’t. Either way, pharmaceutical companies will be spending lots of money to let you know about them—you’ll be seeing them on the sides of buses and in TV commercials for quite a while.

    As a doctor, I’m always excited about improvements that help patients. Some of the drugs below can really make a difference. See More

  • Jardiance for Diabetes Reduces Deaths from Heart Disease

    September 17, 2015

    Good news! In a just-published study, Jardiance (empagliflozin) for type 2 diabetes has been shown to reduce deaths from cardiovascular disease.

    The results are impressive. Comparing Jardiance to a placebo, the study showed a 38% reduction in the risk of death from a cardiovascular cause (3.7% with Jardiance vs 5.9% with placebo). Jardiance was also shown to reduce the risk of any cardiovascular event (heart attack, stroke, or death) by 14%, and to reduce the risk of death from all causes by 32%. See More

  • Generic Aggrenox for Stroke Prevention In Pharmacies Now

    August 11, 2015

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), strokes are a leading cause of death in the United States. Strokes are responsible for 1 in every 20 deaths or approximately 130,000 Americans every year.

    Aggrenox is used to help prevent stroke if you’ve had a previous “mini-stroke” or an actual ischemic stroke—and the generic, aspirin/extended-release dipyridamole, was just approved by the FDA on July 1, 2015! A new lower cost for a life-saving drug? This is good news. See More

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Popular Stroke Risk Reduction Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Antiplatelet Drugs 11 See Prices
Anticoagulants 404 See Prices
Anticoagulants 358 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Stroke Risk Reduction Drug Classes

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